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Rendition

Rated R for torture/violence and language.

R In Theaters 10/19/2007 , 122min.
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78%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
55%
Critic score based on 34 reviews

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May 22, 2008
movieadmirefan
I thought this movie was a bit slow, but it was entertaining, Although Jake Gyllenhaal's performance was weak, he didn't quite make his work in this movie strong, Reese Whitterspoon did good work, but her performance was a bit weak too, was too disappointed that her role was not quite strong, Alan Arkin was entertaining, and Meryl Streep's performance was quite evil, and worth watching. The actor
May 22, 2008
johnsbury1
As a movie Rendition works, but as a moral indictment against the USA's complex fight against terrorism, it is a failure. Let me address Rendition, the movie, first. The current trend in Hollywood of using concurrent stories towards a conclusion, plus a time-line quirk, adds a bit interest to the story. The entire cast of this movie did a fine job, with special praise for the Arabic actor, Yigal
May 22, 2008
luvs2garden2
With all the scenes in another language and no sub titles, how was anyone to understand what the heck was going on???
May 22, 2008
sgdgbgsg12345
This was such a biased movie..I felt I was watching a politcal ad...The person arrested for terroism didn't even try to answer obvious questions which would have lead to his release. Characters were manipulated to make some anti-American point...This movie seemed very contrived to make a point that only thae writer could understand. I would not reccommed anyone waste their time on this movie
May 22, 2008
candiceun
Great acting, plot a bit predictable. I loved the Arab actors, nice to give a more humane impression. Loved Metwally the lead actor who plays the role of the Egyptian American Engineer tortured in some far away prison. Loved the scenes shot in Morroco. THis film is a good reminder of how we whouldn't lose our Constituitional rights...and how fighting terrroism is about winning hearts and

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A well-meaning, honorable movie. Which is not to say that it is a very good one. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Reese Witherspoon paces and cries through Rendition in a performance that does as much a disservice to her talent as the movie does to the issues it raises. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Rendition offers few surprises, and it tips its hand too soon and too predictably to do much more than goose your weary outrage. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While the ingredients are there to make a tense and compelling post-9/11 thriller, Rendition falls flat. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
Forget the thin characters and showoffy temporal structure. Rendition's worst flaw is its political deck-stacking. Full Review

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